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Teenager tried to overdose
Hi, @kaybird, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine you'd feel like you are on an island with your teen daughter's suffering with depression and anxiety, and her attempt to overdose. As a parent myself, my heart goes out to you.
I'd like to introduce you to some others who may be able to provide some support and insights at this time. Please meet @johnbishop @fattail @hlvslp72 @teresacharlton @ainsleigh @gingerw @anndomico @georgette12.
How is your daughter doing today, @kaybird? What therapy was prescribed for her, given her trying to overdose?
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@kaybird Welcome to Mayo Connect. I speak for many in saying you will no doubt hear several possibles paths to take. Kudos to you for wanting to find and get help and information, and working with the method that is best for your situation. I am not a parent myself, so feel unqualified to step up and offer any suggestions.
This is actually her second attempt and the doctors have pretty much told me this is how she is. They’ve said we can medicate her and out her in therapy, but because she’s getting worse and has tried it before, they’re not optimistic. Her mood swings from happy to despondent.
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